Mitchell McClenaghan Biography
Kiwi player Mitchell McClenaghan is described as a tall and muscular pacer. The 32-year old came onto the cricket scene back in 2009-2010 in the domestic circuit.
In the wake of impressive performances in List A and First Class cricket, he earned a T20 call up. His first opponent was South Africa and once again faced them in ODI cricket.
In his first game, he snatched four wickets for 20 runs. In the process, Mitchell McClenaghan shared the record of being a debutant to take four wickets, with Dayle Hadlee.
Mitchell McClenaghan came into his own against the West Indies in December 2013. He took a maiden five-fer in ODIs, though it went in vain.
Mitchell McClenaghan joined the Mumbai Indians in 2015 and has remained there ever since. The Kiwi is often the go to man in pressure situations and he delivers promptly.
Mitchell McClenaghan has the capability of opening the bowling attack and can even bowl death overs. He was one of the key members of the IPL 2015 title-winning team. Initially, McClenaghan was a replacement for Corey Anderson and MI were in disarray. However, McClenaghan’s arrival steadied the ship and he surprised many.
Mitchell McClenaghan possesses an attacking style that tends to put the opposition on back foot. His stance in turn aided in Lasith Malinga’s resurgence.
IPL 2019 Expectations
Now, the Kiwi is heading into IPL 2019 as one of the choice bowlers for the Mumbai Indians. His wicket figures in the last 4 seasons have been in the double digits. He even boasts of an average economy of 8.61.
Without a doubt, he will be the key to Mumbai possibly going for its 4th IPL title. McClenaghan is an excellent player and he can make a difference for the Mumbai Indians team